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MacArthur Investing $50 Million In Digital Learning

MacArthur announced plans to build the emerging field of digital media and learning, committing $50 million over five years to the effort.

White Paper: Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century by Henry Jenkins

Henry Jenkins, Director of the Comparative Media Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology published this white paper that explores new frameworks and models for media literacy.

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the City Club of Chicago on “Deep Roots, Deep Commitment: MacArthur Investments in Chicago”

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton relates the Foundation's support for arts, housing, education, and economic development in Chicago.

The New Digital Divide: Media Literacy

The new digital divide is not about access to technology, but rather “a lag in competence and confidence in the fast-paced variegated digital universe…” says Jonathan Fanton in a recent op-ed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ...

Contest Examines What It Means to Grow Up Digital

Although computers, cell phones, video games and other new technologies are a common part of most teenagers’ lives, little is known about how they influence the way young people interact with friends, learn in school, or ...

Exploring How Young People Use Digital Media and Potential for Improving Learning

MacArthur has announced two grants totaling $3.8 million in support of research to explore the effects of digital media on young people, particularly as it relates to learning and education.

Exploring the Future of Copyright in a Digital Environment

MacArthur has announced a grant of $600,000 over three years to Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society to explore options for the future of copyright in a digital environment.

Intellectual Property Rights and the Protection of the Public Domain

MacArthur has announced three grants totaling $760,000 made through its special funding initiative on intellectual property and the long-term protection of the public domain.

Intellectual Property Rights and Protection of the Public Domain

MacArthur has announced two grants totaling $850,000 made through its special funding initiative on intellectual property and the long-term protection of the public domain.
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